Note:Yamhill-Carlton, from un-grafted vines planted in 1981, 2,000 cases, SRP $65, release date February 2016, 13.1%
Producer note:This is Maison Louis Jadot's first wine project outside of Burgundy since the house was founded in 1859. In 2013 they expanded their horizons and purchased Résonance Vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and this wine is their first release. The 13-hectare property has 8 acres devoted to pinot noir and the first vines were planted in 1981. Jacques Lardière, who had been Maison Louis Jadot's winemaker for 42 years, had recently retired from Jadot proper and has taken on the winemaking responsibilities at Résonance. For more information visit: (Kobrand, Inc., www.kobrandwine.com, NY, NY).
Tasting note:This is discreet to the point of being all but mute and only aggressive swirling liberates reluctant notes of various red and dark currant, spice and briar scents. There is good intensity to the sleek and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent volume that continues on to the dusty, complex and moderately austere finale. This is clearly built to age and it will need at least 5 to 7 years to shed some of its tannic spine and reward up to 10. In sum, this is an impressive debut.